Broken hearts after a breakup are real, too, and just as with adults, there’s no timetable for recovery.
What to watch for: If your teen experiences signs of depression weeks after a breakup, appears to be arguing or behaving differently with their boyfriend/girlfriend, withdraws from other friends or shows signs of physical abuse such as bruises or scratches, check with your doctor, school counselor or a community psychologist right away, advise both Gurwitch and Reardon.
That’s because most kids go in large groups and are couples in name only.
Johnny may still ask Suzy to be his date, but only after the “group” has decided who will go with whom.
As prom season approaches, it’s easy to conjure romantic thoughts of dating rituals we experienced long ago.